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Weekend Workshops

The Kylemore Global Centre's Weekend Workshops have been constructed with the central idea of emerging from COVID-19 as a creative, mindful, and strengthened individual. Each workshop possesses and combines aspects such as creativity and creative freedom, spirituality, mindfulness, refocusing, music, and writing with the aim of re-centering one's self.

Join us here at the idyllic setting of the Kylemore Abbey to hone in on yourself through meditation, songwriting, and personal and place-driven narrative writing. The workshops are two nights and three days and costs €495 which includes en-suite accommodation, all meals prepared by our in-house Chef, and all cultural activities.

Songwriting with Colm Gavin

Programme Date Options: December 18-20 , 2020; February 19-21, 2021

Escape to Notre Dame’s Global Centre at Kylemore to enjoy a two night and three day Music Workshop, run by the talented Irish singer-songwriter Colm Gavin. Featuring Musicology lectures, vocal technique workshop, songwriting masterclasses, and more, this workshop will help you dive into the songwriting process and apply your learning towards the creation of your own original song! Immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of Kylemore Abbey and let your musical mind breathe. En-suite accommodation (sharing or individually) is included and all meals are prepared by our amazing in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients.

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Walking Ancient Ireland Trails with Michael Gibbons

Programme Date Options: January 2-5, 2021; February 12-14, 2021; March 12-14, 2021; April 11-13, 2021

Join local Archaeologists Michael Gibbons for a 3 day exploration of Connemara and its surroundings. Dive into the local history feet-first through guided hikes, famine walks, visits to archaeological sites, and storytelling. Then, return to the Kylemore Global Centre for a home-cooked dinner and fireside chats and music. Each of the four weekends includes en-suite accommodation (sharing or individually), all meals prepared by our in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients (alcohol not included), and all hikes. Come for a weekend of exploration, learning, comradery, and lots of fun.

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Writing with Betsy Cornwell

Programme Date Options: December 11-13, 2020; January 15-18, 2021; February 5-7, 2021; March 5-7, 2021

Join NY-Times bestselling author Betsy Cornwell once again at the Kylemore Global Centre for three very exciting workshop opportunities. Each workshop includes en-suite accommodation (sharing or individually), all meals prepared by our in-house Chef with locally sourced ingredients (alcohol not included). Come for a weekend of creativity, workshops, walks in nature, fireside chats, and lots of fun.

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